Recent News

There's a lot going on in Kemsing and Woodlands churches! This page shows some of our recent items of news; click on the headline to read more about any item.

Mon 24 Jun 2019 — 10:55 am

Summer Fun with T7

Our youth group for 11-14s will head to Thorpe Park early on Wednesday 24th July 2019, enjoy the rides and then come back for a BBQ, Bonfire, Wide Game and sleepover in tents at Oak Hall, Otford Manor.  We will finish after breakfast on Thursday morning 25th July.  Our... more

Sun 16 Jun 2019 — 5:20 pm

Look out for our Church Hall Fundraising stall this Saturday 22nd June: 1pm-4pm at the Kemsing School Fete. 

Alongside this we will also be promoting our youth and children's work where we will have displays, a craft zone and a Ping Pong Challenge.  These activities will be FREE. 

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Sun 16 Jun 2019 — 5:10 pm

Are you ready for an epic adventure... answer the call, join the Guardians and become a hero of Ancora. We will discover the lost stories of the Bible through games, crafts, songs, stories, fun and much much more!


Guardians of Ancora Holiday Club 2019


WHEN: Wed 28th, Thurs... more
Sun 5 May 2019 — 4:00 pm

James, our vicar, handed out a letter today to everyone in the church family outlining his plans for a sabbatical.

It is reproduced below in full.

If you want to know more about his plans, he's written a couple of blog posts. The first explains his plans for the sabbatical, the... more

Tue 9 Apr 2019 — 12:00 pm
Annual Report Cover

The PCC met on Sunday to sign off our financial statements for 2018, and so our Annual Report for last year is now ready to go to the printers.

James, our Vicar, says in his report:

Please read this report, and be encouraged. This is the story of a church of Christian men, women... more

Thu 4 Apr 2019 — 3:45 pm

Over yesterday and today, we moved our church office into a new location.

Our church office always used to be in our church hall, which burnt down 5 years ago. Almost immediately after the fire, the St Edith Club kindly offered us the use of their committee room as a temporary office. At... more

Mon 1 Apr 2019 — 9:30 am
Confirmation Group

Two weekends ago, we had the first confirmation service for many years, although for practical reasons it was a joint service with 3 other churches rather than a service just for us in one of our own church buildings. 7 young people from our Kemsing and Woodlands church family joined with... more

Fri 16 Nov 2018 — 3:50 pm
Some of our children with their shoeboxes

2018 was our best year yet for the Operation Christmas Child shoebox appeal.

We started in 2010 with just 40 boxes. Last year, we'd grown this to 169, so we set ourselves the target to reach 200 this year. For the third year running, this has become something the whole village community... more

Mon 12 Nov 2018 — 5:40 pm
Vicarage Drawing

We heard today that the planning appeal, which was heard on 3rd and 4th July this year, for planning applications 17/03877 and 17/00062 were both dismissed (that is, refused). Many people have been waiting to hear the outcome of these appeals, so we wanted to let people know as soon as possible... more

Sun 11 Nov 2018 — 2:50 pm
Flower Display for 2018 Remembrance

Today, we celebrated 100 years since the end of World War I.

As usual, we started with a packed church, with well over 100 adults, many Scouts and Guides; as on every Sunday of the year, children younger than school age had our two supervised creche groups in the vestries. We sang... more


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